Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan passed away Tuesday, according to his agent and family.

Buddy, the father of the Bills' Rex and Rob Ryan, was 82.

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Gordie Howe, an NHL legend who earned the nickname "Mr. Hockey" during his iconic playing career, died on Friday after a lengthy battle with various health issues.

He was 88 years old.

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Sean Rooks, a former NBA center who had just interviewed for an assistant coaching position with the New York Knicks, died Tuesday at a restaurant in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

He was 46 years old.

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